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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 9/22/22 edition

Police Beat, 9/22/22 edition

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•• Arlington County police on Sept. 12 arrested a 57-year-old Arlington man in connection with two assaults that occurred that evening.

On Sept. 12 at 10:47 p.m., a woman was inside a business in the 4800 block of Langston Boulevard when she entered the women’s restroom. According to police, the suspect followed, requested sex, grabbed the victim, attempted to remove her clothing and pushed her into a stall, police said.

The victim called out to a friend, who entered the restroom and pulled the suspect away. The suspect then fled.

According to police, the suspect then left the business and was walking in the 4700 block of Langston Boulevard when he approached a man and woman, unrelated to the previous incident, and struck the man while walking toward the woman.

The woman ran into a business for assistance, and police were contacted.
Arriving officers located the suspect and took him into custody, police said.

The suspect – 57-year-old Vincent Moody – was arrested and charged with attempted rape, abduction with the intent to defile and assault-and-battery. He was held without bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility.


•• On Sept. 11 at 4:48 p.m., Arlington police responded to the 3600 block of South Glebe Road for a report of an altercation between a rideshare driver and a passenger.

According to police, the passenger became combative and pepper-sprayed the driver, who was treated on scene by medics.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned, perhaps mixed-race, female, 5’7”, 140 pounds with dark hair.

•• On Sept. 15 at 8:25 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 5000 block of Chesterfield Road, where a man was being treated on the scene by medics, Arlington police said.

Investigation revealed that the victim and a person in another vehicle had been driving in the area of King Street and South Chesterfield Road when they became involved in a dispute, police said. The man continued driving, while the woman followed him and cut him off, police said.

The two individuals then exited their vehicles, then the woman allegedly pepper-sprayed the man before driving away, police said.

The suspect then returned to the scene and another verbal dispute took place, police said.

Arriving officers located the suspect in the area and took her into custody without incident.

The suspect – 54-year-old Robin Chan of Arlington – was arrested and charged with malicious wounding by caustic substance.

The victim suffered injuries described as non-life-threatening, police said.


•• On Sept. 11 at 1:30 a.m., a man entered a business in the 2400 block of Richmond Highway and began selecting merchandise before displaying a knife to an employee and attempting to leave without paying, Arlington police said.

A second employee then confronted the suspect, during which the suspect made threatening statements and pointed the knife toward him, police said. The suspect then fled.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his late 20s to early 40s.
•• On Sept. 14 at 3:48 p.m., two individuals entered a business in the 1500 block of Fern Street and began to conceal merchandise when they were confronted by an employee, Arlington police said.

According to police, the suspects left but returned a short time later and became involved in a verbal altercation with the employee. The suspects threatened the victim, implying they had a firearm, then physically assaulted him before steeling his cellphone and fleeing on foot, police said.

The suspects – 31-year-old Kenneth Johnson and 29-year-old Anthony Buzzanca, both of the District of Columbia – were arrested, charged with robbery and were held without bond.


•• On Sept. 10 at 11:55 p.m., two individuals became involved in a verbal dispute in a vehicle in the 100 block of North Thomas Street when one brandished a machete, Arlington police said.

The victim safely exited the vehicle and contacted police. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male.

•• On Sept. 11 at 12:26 p.m., a man and a woman became involved in a verbal dispute in a home in the 1500 block of Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington police said.

During the dispute, the man allegedly assaulted the victim, brandished a firearm and verbally threatened her before fleeing the scene, police said.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined the suspect may have been using public transit, and Metro Transit Police were notified. That agency’s officers located the suspect in the District of Columbia and took him into custody.

Warrants for assault-and-battery, brandishing and felony threats were obtained for 34-year-old Ronald Whitehead of Arlington, police said.


•• On Sept. 10 at 2:34 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of South Dinwiddie Street for a report of a man allegedly masturbating in the courtyard area of a residential building, Arlington police said.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident, but during the investigation provided false identifying information, police said.

The suspect – 30-year-old Nathaniel Chapman of no fixed address – was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and giving false identity to law enforcement.


•• On Sept. 6 at around 1 p.m., a woman entered the secure area of a business in the 6700 block of Washington Boulevard and stole a woman’s wallet, containing cash and credit cards, Arlington police said.

The victim later discovered fraudulent charges on her credit card, and notified police on Sept. 13.

The suspect is described as a black female.

•• On Sept. 10 at 8:30 a.m., an individual observed signs of forced entry into a vacant home in the 1500 block of 19th Street North, and located an item not belonging to the property owners inside.

•• On Sept. 10 at 4:13 p.m., an individual returned to a home under construction in the 1700 block of North Wayne Street and observed signs that someone had attempted to force entry, apparently without success.

•• On Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m., a man entered a business in the 2900 block of South Quincy Street and stole a computer tablet before fleeing on foot. The incident was reported to police on Sept. 12.

The suspect is described as a black male with a skinny build.

•• Sometime between Sept. 13 at 11 p.m. and Sept. 14 at 8:30 a.m., a home in the 4000 block of 40th Street North was entered through an unsecured door. A wallet and personal items were taken.

The suspect also entered and rummaged through a vehicle, but nothing was reported stolen, police said.

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